The Ferrojan Horse Hypothesis

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - Chelsea Bonnain, Mya Breitbart, and Kristen Buck recently published a paper in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science entitled "The Ferrojan Horse Hypothesis: Iron-Virus Interactions in the Ocean". This exciting interdisciplinary paper (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2016.00082/full) suggests that phages (viruses that infect bacteria) may play an important role in the cycling of iron, which is a limiting trace metal in the ocean.